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Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church to undergo surgery on forearm

Dallas Cowboys strong safety Barry Church will have surgery on his broken forearm.
Dallas Cowboys strong safety Barry Church will have surgery on his broken forearm. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church will undergo surgery on the forearm he broke in the Oct. 30 game against Philadelphia, owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show Tuesday.

The surgery is not expected to delay Church’s initial timeline of four-to-five weeks.

“Believe it or not, [the surgery] doesn’t change his timeline,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.

Church was the Cowboys’ second-leading tackler at the time of his injury, and has been replaced by J.J. Wilcox in the lineup.

In other injury news, left guard Ron Leary is not expected to miss Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh after sustaining a concussion last weekend. Leary is in concussion protocol, but signs are pointing that he should be cleared.

“We feel good about him playing this week,” Jones said.

Leary has started the past six games in place of La’el Collins, who is on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his right big toe.

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